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    11/10/2023 5:22:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 10, 2023 | Staff
    UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY On November 10th, The United States Marine Corps Birthday commemorates the establishment of the Continental Marines. #MarineCorpsBirthday The United States Marine Corps, a branch of the United States Armed Forces, is responsible for providing power protection from the sea. They use the mobility of the United States Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces rapidly. The Continental Congress first established the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775, leading up to the American Revolution. Two battalions of Marines fought for independence both on land and at sea. The birth of the U.S. Marine Corps began as a...
  • MYSTERY: Three US Marines Found Dead in Car Near Camp Lejeune

    07/26/2023 7:43:44 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/26/2023 | Cristina Laila
    Authorities say there is no indication of foul play but the circumstances surrounding their death are under investigation.
  • Missing Girl Found At Marine Corp Base, Aunt Claims She Was ‘Sold To Soldier For Sex’

    07/09/2023 2:10:35 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 70 replies
    Infowars ^ | Jamie White
    A 14-year-old girl who’d gone missing after running away from home last month was found inside the barracks of Marine Corp Camp Pendleton, according to authorities. An officer of the U.S. Marine Corps was taken into custody in San Diego in connection with allegations of sex trafficking involving the minor. The girl, who has learning disabilities, ran away from home on June 9. Her grandmother reported her missing to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department a few days later. “The grandmother reported to deputies that the teen had previously run away before, but always returned home quickly,” Melissa Aquino, SDSO’s...
  • Why the Marines Are Ditching Tanks and Howitzers to Prepare for America’s Next Big War

    07/07/2023 10:08:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 79 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | JUL 6, 2023 | Kyle Mizokami
    The service is returning to its roots as an island-hopping tornado to face off against Russia and China. The U.S. Marine Corps is in the process of reinventing itself to deal with future threats . . . and future budgets. The service is concentrating on island and littoral missions, and going lighter and more mobile as a result. The plan, Force Design 2030, aims to make the Corps an indispensable tool in America’s toolbox. The U.S. Marine Corps is undergoing its biggest reorganization in decades, slimming down and chopping weapon systems, such as tanks and howitzers, in an effort to...
  • Military Members Kicked Out for Refusing COVID Vaccine Seek to Have Their Discharges Upgraded

    06/21/2023 6:16:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | June 20, 2023 | J.M. Phelps
    Service members who received general discharges when separated from the military for their refusal to obey the vaccine mandate say their transition to civilian life has been hampered because they were not given honorable discharges. The majority of service members kicked out over their refusal to get vaccinated received general discharges. With a general discharge, service members lose all educational benefits, reemployment rights, and civil service retirement credit. Hayden Robichaux, donor relations coordinator for the Mighty Oaks Foundation, is one such service member. He had to build a career in the Marine Corps. He spent his initial two years serving...
  • Marines Drop All Charges Against Lance Corporal Who Bucked Orders To Avoid COVID-19 Vax

    06/06/2023 3:15:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | June 6, 2023 | Micaela Burrow
    The U.S. Marine Corps all dropped charges on Monday against a lance corporal who was accused of disrespecting orders and forging documents as she sought to avoid being discharged for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. LCpl. Catherine Arnett told the DCNF she has been targeted for retaliation by the Marine Corps and is fighting her imminent discharge. “This decision was made judiciously while balancing what was best for LCpl Arnett and the United States Marine Corps,” Maj. Rob Martins, communication strategy director for the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinaway, told the DCNF. The U.S. Marine Corps dropped all charges Monday...
  • Rainbow Oaks (Restaurant) Going Strong After Anthem Publicity

    05/13/2023 9:04:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Village News ^ | May 11, 2023 | Rick Monroe … Special to the Village News
    When NFL players took a knee during the National Anthem in 2016, a tradition was born at Rainbow Oaks Restaurant. Owners Duke and Jonell Maples, who remodeled and reopened the restaurant in 2009, decided to start playing the National Anthem at noon, seven days a week. "It was my way of waving my middle finger at the NFL," said the retired Marine. The restaurant is filled with patriotic memorabilia and American flags. A Marine Corps flag flies under the American flag atop the restaurant and inside, it's obvious the clientele has support for and by the military and law enforcement....
  • REVEALED: Hero Nashville cop who took down transgender school shooter is Marine Corps vet who responded to Christmas 2020 bombing - while work partner was awarded for his sterling policing just last week

    03/29/2023 11:00:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 29, 2023 | Alyssa Guzman
    The hero cops who stopped a transgender school shooter in Nashville are a Marine Corps veteran and an award-winning officer. Michael Collazo, 31, and Rex Engelbert, 27, of the Nashville Metro Police, have been hailed heroes after taking down Audrey Hale, 28, on Monday after she had shot and killed six at The Covenant School. Hale opened fire inside the small, church-run private elementary school on the outskirts of the city shortly before 10.13am. Dramatic bodycam footage showed Englebert and Collazo shooting her dead by 10.27am. Collazo is a Marine Corps veteran who responded to the Christmas 2020 bombing, which...
  • Marine Corps under fire for eliminating elite scout sniper platoons from infantry battalions: 'Misguided'

    03/01/2023 9:31:03 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/1/2023 | Greg Norman
    The criticism from the USMC Scout Sniper Association comes after Marine Corps leadership issued a memo ordering "immediate transition of Scout Sniper Platoons to Scout Platoons" as part of the Force Design 2030 plan to restructure how the branch operates.
  • Biden's Open-Border Policies Suffer Another Blow From Federal Judge

    06/12/2022 4:14:54 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    A U.S. District Court Judge in Texas, Drew Tipton, dealt the Biden administration's lenient immigration and border enforcement policies another blow on Friday when he struck down a Department of Homeland Security enforcement memo that instructed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to give deference to certain individuals inside the United States illegally. In his order, Judge Tipton explains that the Biden administration's rule "as arbitrary and capricious, contrary to law, and failing to observe procedure under the Administrative Procedure Act." "The Executive Branch may prioritize its resources," Tipton's order explained. "But it must do so within the bounds set...
  • USS Tripoli Quietly Leaves on Maiden Deployment

    05/03/2022 9:05:32 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 48 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | May 2, 2022 | Sam LaGrone and Gidget Fuentes
    “We refer to the ship as ‘assault carrier 7.’ And assault is traditional for an LHD, LHA,” Capt. Joel Lang, the ship’s commander, said during an April 3 media event aboard Tripoli. “We have the space for a battalion landing team, we have about 1,000 infantrymen. And typically the air combat element is a blend of rotary and tilt-rotor in order to enable that assault force to go ashore. What we’re doing right now is lightning carrier, and we are proving the operational concept. … We are proving the tactics and the techniques and the procedures to employ the lightning...
  • Force-Organization Changes in the U.S. Marine Corps Deserve Debate

    03/25/2022 1:45:03 PM PDT · by Wuli · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal - Opinion Page ^ | March 25, 2022 | Jim Webb
    Deference to senior command is a hard-wired tradition in elite military organizations, and nowhere is that tradition more honored than in the U.S. Marine Corps. But what happens if a policy coming from the top of the chain of command is insufficiently tested or intrinsically flawed? Where is it written that a subordinate or former commander can set aside deference and demand a second look? For more than two years many of the Marine Corps’ finest former leaders have struggled with this dilemma as they quietly discussed a series of fundamental changes ordered, and in some cases already implemented, by...
  • More Than 200 Marines Have Been Removed for Refusing to Get Vaccinated

    12/30/2021 1:40:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | December 30, 2021 | Madeline Leesman
    A total of 206 Marines have been removed for refusing to comply with the Pentagon’s mandate that all troops get vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus, a Marine Corps spokesperson announced Thursday. In an emailed statement, Capt. Andrew Wood, who is a Marine Corps spokesperson, said that 95 percent of the more than 182,000 active-duty Marines have at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The vaccination rate for reservists increased from 86 percent partially-vaccinated to 83 percent fully vaccinated. Two weeks ago, on Dec. 16, a spokesperson for the Marine Corps said that 103 members had been kicked out for...
  • Winsome Sears says she would die for America, starts 'USA' chant during victory speech: 'American dream' Winsome Sears declared victory and called it a 'God thing'

    11/03/2021 7:39:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 11/3/2021 | Emma Colton
    Winsome Sears delivered a patriotic speech as she claimed victory in her race to become the first woman and woman of color to be elected Virginia's lieutenant governor. "I'm telling you that what you are looking at is the American dream," Sears said during her victory speech. Sears, a Marine Corps veteran, claimed victory in a speech early Wednesday morning and was met by a crowd chanting, "Winsome! Winsome! Winsome!" "When I joined the Marine Corps, I was still a Jamaican. But this country had done so much for me, I was willing, willing, to die for this country," Sears...
  • Marine Officer Charged with 6 Crimes for Criticizing Biden's Afghanistan Withdrawal

    10/07/2021 3:25:17 PM PDT · by Hostage · 99 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | October 7, 2021 | Jack D
    The Marine Corps has filed six charges against Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller over his passionate attack on the leadership mistakes that marked the debacle of the Afghanistan withdrawal. Scheller will face a misdemeanor-level special court-martial, according to Fox News. The charges were referred by Maj. Gen. Julian D. Alford, and came a day after Scheller was released from the brig at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. Scheller ripped into senior military leadership in a series of videos and posts that began on the day a terrorist attack killed 13 U.S. service members in Kabul. He noted in his final Facebook...
  • Lt. Col. Scheller to face Marine court-martial over Afghan criticisms

    10/06/2021 3:27:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 67 replies ^ | Oct. 6, 2021 | Mike Glenn
    Marine Corps officials at Camp Lejeune, N.C. ordered a court-martial for Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, a 17-year veteran who released several videos and social media posts sharply criticizing senior U.S. government and military leaders over operations in Afghanistan.He has been charged with six violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: contempt toward officials; disrespect toward superior commissioned officers; willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer; dereliction in the performance of duties; failure to obey an order or regulation and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.The charges were referred to a court-martial on Wednesday by Maj. Gen. Julian Alford, who...
  • Woke Politics Destroyed The Marine Corps I Knew

    08/09/2021 3:43:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | August 9, 2021 | Will Alexander
    Source: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexa M. Hernandez/ReleasedWhen I signed up for the Marines in ’78, I had no clue what I was getting into. I just wanted to get out of my hometown. After a few minutes at bootcamp, I wanted to go back. It was too late. There was only way out now: 13 weeks through a humid, swampy, mosquito-infested chunk of Hell at Parris Island, S.C. – a God-forsaken place where tidal salt marshes breed habitats of pestiferous biting flies. The worst? Blood-sucking sand fleas. Around 1 a.m., the bus carrying about 60 of us...
  • Rep. Massie: U.S. Troops Say They Will Quit If Forced To Vaccinate

    07/05/2021 1:31:32 PM PDT · by RandFan · 57 replies
    OAN ^ | July 5 | OAN
    Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) launched an effort to prevent forced vaccinations in the military after a massive outreach by troops. In a tweet on Monday, Massie said Democrats have attacked his recent proposal to ban forced vaccinations of U.S. troops. The congressman added he introduced HR 3860 to outlaw vaccine mandates in the military, which has been already back by 24 lawmakers. This came after reports claimed Joe Biden’s Pentagon might require vaccination for U.S. troops by September. “They want everybody to get vaccinated, even those who don’t need vaccinated,” he asserted. “If you followed the science, the Moderna trial...
  • Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

    01/16/2021 7:13:11 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 15 January 2021 | Tim Balk
    Dorothy Schmidt Cole, who enlisted in the Marine Corps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and went on to become the oldest living Marine veteran, has died. She was 107. She had hoped to join the Navy, but at 4-foot-11 she was deemed too short, according to The Charlotte Observer. But the strong-willed woman found another route, learning to fly planes and becoming an early member of the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve.
  • John Wayne from Mystic Chords of Memory: Learning from the American Story

    12/02/2020 11:24:37 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 11 replies
    Umprimis ^ | November 11, 2020 | Christopher Flannery
    Twenty-two-year-old Marion Morrison, known to his friends as Duke, was carrying a table on his head across the soundstage of a John Ford movie. He was working as a prop man at the Fox Studio in Los Angeles early in 1930. Director Raoul Walsh was looking for a leading man for an epic western film he was developing about a great wagon train journeying across vast deserts and mountains to California. Walsh didn’t want a known star to play the lead. He was looking for someone who would “be a true replica of the pioneer type.” He didn’t want the...